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Consequent upon 73rd Constitution (Amendment) Act, 1992, new State Act and Rules for conducting elections to Panchayati Raj Institutions were to be enacted but the State of Arunachal Pradesh being a tribal State, the issue of reservation as provided for in the Constitution for SC came in the way. This could be resolved by the Constitution (Eighty Third Amendments) Act, 2000 which came into force w.e.f 8th September, 2000.

On removal of the impediment of reservation issue the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj Act, 1997, the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj (Preparation of Electoral Roll) Rules, 2002, The Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj (Delimitation of Constituencies and Reservation of Seats for Women) Rule, 2002 and the Arunachal Pradesh Panchayati Raj ( Conduct of Election) Rules, 2002. The First General Election for Panchayati Raj Institutions under new Act following 73rd Amendment to the Constitution was held in 2003 and subsequent General Election was held in 2008 after interval of five years.

 

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